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(Updated   November 21  2014)
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 963 million
Mobiles  936 million 
Landlines: 27 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  80  million (wired: 15 million;   wireless : 65  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)

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IT happened in India
  Tata Communications solution will help Over-The-Top providers to offer mobile local number services to global customers
London, November 22 2014: Tata Communications,  has launched mobile local number service ( LNS), a new  service that  enables Over The Top (OTT) content providers  and cloud communications companies to open their communication ecosystem to telecommunication services such as voice calls and text messages, by assigning dedicated local numbers to their customers in countries of their choice. ....
Online shoppers in India poised to triple by 2016: Google-Forrester study
New Delhi, November 21 2014: India’s e-tailing market is at an inflection point and will see rapid growth to become a $15 billion market by 2016, finds a study by Google and Forrester.   The country India will have 100 million online shoppers by 2016, with half this number made up of new buyers from Tier 1 and tgier 2  cities. ....
Zoho offers free business software suite for Indian MSMEs
Bangalore, November 20, 2014: Leading  India-headquartered IT product company Zoho Corp.,  has launched Zoho. ...
Key innovation flows from Broadcom's India development centres
Bangalore November 19 2014: India-based engineers of Broadcom, the   global leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications,  have contributed significantly to the development of the company's product rollouts, particularly  in the area of  backhaul and aggregate switching. ...
Help me build a world-class city like yours: Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to Singapore govt.
Hyderabad, November 18 2014: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh is confident, the Singapore government  and its agencies will help him build a world class vertical capital for the new state he  now heads. ...

Education and e-learning
Tech Tinkerers please note: Ready made toolkit for IoT apps; WiFi for Rasberry Pi now available
Bangalore, November 19 2014: Leading global provider of silicon for wired and wireless communications, Broadcom has  leveraged its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED™) platform (pronounced "wik-id") to roll out a couple of useful and affordable tools that will interest  startups and young  developers. ....
Online trainer Edureka's phenomenal growth garners top ranking at Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list
Mumbai, November 18,  2014: Online education platform, Edureka (Brain 4ce Education Solutions Pvt. Ltd.),  has been ranked No.1 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2014, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in  the country. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Keyless, smartphone-based hotel room entry is here!
"Marrying  high tech and high touch to transform the hotel experience in many exciting ways" -- Starwood Stamford, Connecticut( US) November 6 2014: Yet another avatar for  the smart phone. Now it can help you check into a hotel without joining a queue, proceed straight to your room   and  open it by just placing the phone near the door handle!  US-headquartered Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide  have  introduced   for members of  Starwood Preferred Guest  their loyalty programme, the hospitality industry’s first mobile, keyless entry system: SPG Keyless. ....
Kerala's Abad hotel group's WiFi goes from fee to free
Kochi, October 26 2014: Kudos to the Abad group of hotels in Kerala which has recently  introduced free WiFi in all its properties! The group runs a chain of 12 resorts and hotels in Kerala . Seven hotels are located in Cochin (Ernakulam) including one at Cochin International Airport and the resorts are located at Munnar, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Marari Beach and Kovalam. ....

Indian healthcare provider, HelpingDoc, receives Rs 100 million infusion from Singapore investor
New Delhi, November 18, 2014: Singapore-based Senior Marketing Systems Asia Pte  (SMS) is to  invest the equivalent of Rs 100 million in, a  two year old  Indian  gateway for healthcare providers to connect to their patients. ....
Students from ISB win global prize, $ 1 m funding for their health tool
November 6 2014:  A diagnostic tool for chronic disease management -- ‘Doc in the Box’  -- has won for  five  students  from the Indian School of Business (ISB; with campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali) , the prestigious Hult Prize and a  $ 1 million funding support from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). ....
UST's mobile telemedicine application harnesses Blackberry service
New Delhi, September  30, 2014: IT services  company, UST Global,  has  joined  Blackberry India and  Dr. ...

Product Pulse
iPhone6 Plus: More phablet than phone
By  V. Sudhakshina Bangalore, November17 2014: In its  latest phone release ,  Apple seems to have used the word 'Plus'  in the fashion sense  of oversized -- and why not?  Every iPhone is  a fashion statement in the hands of its user. ....
Huawei Honor 6 -- turbo charge your games
Indian engineers contributed  core management, power  saving and imaging technology By Sudhakshina V Bangalore, November 10 2014: With the Honor 6, Huawei has broken the Rs 20,000 barrier of  mobile phones with an octal processor under the belt. ....
All New Kindle: value for money
November 3 2014: If you held the Kindle Paperwhite launched 6 months ago  in one hand and  the  all  new Kindle in the other, you'll be  hard pressed to tell which is which. ...

IT's for you
  Rittal showcases its modular, scalable data centre solutions for India
Bangalore, November 21 2014: Herborn( Germany)-based  Rittal  has brought its modular data centre designs and technologies in India.The company showcased its  range of  scalable data centre enclosures in units:  60kW, 120 kW, 90kW, 180kW etc  at the CeBIT India show  here last week. ....
Indian Internet users poised to cross 300 million: IAMAI study
New Delhi, November 21, 2014: The number of Internet users in India would reach 302 million by December 2014, registering a Y-o-Y growth of 32% over last year, according to a  study ‘Internet in India 2014’, jointly conducted by  the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International. ....
CRM & real-time marketing specialist Vizury, honored in Deloitte Technology Fast rankings
Mumbai, November 18, 2014: India headquartered global specialist in behaviour-based and real time marketing, Vizury, has emerged Number 4 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2014, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in India. ...
BenQ launches new professional gaming monitor at Bangalore PluggedIn event
Bangalore, November 15 2014 – BenQ, the official monitor sponsor for PLUGGED IN, the largest showcase of consumer electronics & technology in India, taking place from 14th to 16th November, 2014 in Bangalore at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC)  has launched  of its new offerings RL2240HE for professional gaming suited for RTS gaming. ...
Bing beats all others with a great Diwali themed home page
As Diwali 2014, winds down, we do believe Microsoft's   Bing  was  the search engine that best celebrated  the occasion with the consumers by offering a deep experience around the festival. ...

IT people
  Uma Ratnam Krishnan joins Take Solutions board
Chennai, November 18, 2014: Uma Ratnam Krishnan has been appointed Independent Director  by  global business technology solutions company TAKE Solutions which specializes in Life Sciences (LS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM). Ms. Krishnan brings with her a diverse experience of 27 years in the Financial Services sector. ....
Derek Nazareth to head XL Group ops in India
Bangalore, November 18, 2014  Derek Nazareth is the new  India  Country Manager for   the  XL Group. He will  lead over 900 employees in XL Group’s office in Gurgaon, an office at the heart of delivering complex business support services to the Group. ....
Rajesh Rege is India MD of Redhat
BANGALORE, November 4, 2014: Leading provider of  'open' enterprise open source solutions-- Red Hat --  has appointed Rajesh Rege as Managing Director  of its India operations. ...

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Indian executives rising to top roles in Silicon Valley
Many of the world's most exciting new companies - Twitter, Dropbox, Tesla, Airbnb — are being driven by Indians in top management roles. Contrary to popular perception, they are no longer limited to just technology, which Indians are traditionally known for. Economic Times November 18 2014


8 years, 800 m handsets later, Nokia shutters Chennai plant
The 800-plus remaining employees at Nokia’s Sriperumbdur plant now have no choice but to opt for a voluntary retirement scheme as operations are to be suspended from November 1.  Hindu Businessline November 1 2014

Binatone acquires Gecko-maker Connovate
Connovate Technologies, the maker of multifunctional piece Gecko, has been acquired by Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company Binatone for an undisclosed amount, heralding a breakthrough for Indian startups in the internet-of-things (IoT) spaceEconomic Times October 13 2014 


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